Friday, December 13, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sisal rugs

New experiments with yarns.
Bought some sisal ropes at utility store, it came in two sizes 1mm and 2mm. Warp - very thick sewing thread.
Wove myself a couple of bathroom rugs - nice but rather itchy.
Finished size - 38 x 61cm.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mounted at last

Dimensions Gold Nuggets
Exquisite Hummingbird - stitched May 2010
Graceful Butterfly - stitched July 2011

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Mompei pants

Finally I moved to weaving clothes.
For the first attempt - simple mompei pants from Curious weaver magazine.
Warp and weft- 20/2 unmercerized cotton (doubled).
Weave - 2/2 twill (herringbone).
360+2 warp ends 5.40 long. 48 epi.

At the very beginning I tried different colors for weft, tea stain color looked best.

For the pants 4.62 m woven.
After washing the size of the finished fabric - 4.44 m x .34 m. Should be enough for my mompei pants.

I am pleased with the result. Next time I will make the fabric a bit narrower for a better fit.